8 Treatment Options for Acne

January 1, 2022 L.A. Vinas
8 Treatment Options for Acne

Pimples, blackheads, whiteheads. No one wants acne — but unfortunately, it’s a hard truth 3 million Americans deal with every year. While acne is most common among teenagers, breakouts can happen at any age.

Don’t just live with poor skin — find a treatment that works for you. At LA Vinas Plastic Surgery, with two locations in Florida, we’re here to inform you of eight treatments including an antiacne facial that can help you get clear skin in no time.

1 Antiacne facial

Sebum – an oily substance your body naturally produces to moisturize and protect your skin. When sebum, dirt, and hair get clocked in your pores, acne may occur. While acne most commonly occurs on the face, it can also appear on the chest, shoulders, and upper back.

Facials are a great way to help unclog your pores and minimize acne. Our antiacne facial is specifically designed for removing impurities from your skin by providing a deep cleanse, micro-scrub exfoliation, and alpha-hydroxy acids to help rejuvenate your skin.

No matter your cause of acne, we can create a custom facial that works specifically for your skin. Not only will this help minimize periodic breakouts, but your skin will feel amazing.

2 Consuming a healthy diet

Diet is an important role in health — including your skin’s health. Several studies suggest that a healthy diet is effective in treating and preventing acne. Here is a list of some simple do’s and don’ts that can help you improve your skin.


  • Eat fish and healthy fats
  • Eat skin-friendly nuts
  • Consume lots of fruits and veggies
  • Eat yogurt and other foods with probiotics


  • Consume a lot of fried foods
  • Overdo it on sugar and chocolate
  • Consume lots of dairy
  • Opt for foods high on the glycemic index

Everyone’s body is different. If you notice a kind of food that is linked to your breakouts, it could be raising your sebum or hormone levels. Try keeping a food journal to document breakouts from a specific food and work to eliminate it.

3 IPL treatments

IPL stands for intensed pulsed light. When you come into our office for an IPL treatment, Luis Vinas, MD uses a handheld device that emits quick pulses of light deep into your skin.

The energy is absorbed by your pigment’s cells and converted into heat, which can destroy acne-causing bacteria and give you clearer skin. Not only does it improve acne, but also age spots, fine lines, and dull skin.

4 Topical ointments

Dr. Vinas often uses topical ointments as the first line of treatment for patients with mild to moderate acne. He may prescribe a retinoid in the form of a cream, gel, or lotion. Applied to your face before bed, retinoids are designed to prevent the plugging of hair follicles.

Other topical ointments include antibiotics, azelaic acid, salicylic acid, and Dysone.

5 Microdermabrasion

Experience smoother, younger skin in just one ultrasonic microdermabrasion treatment. When you come in for microdermabrasion, we use a crystal-less system that comfortably removes the top layer of your skin to reveal a fresh new complexion.

Our microdermabrasion system uses a diamond tip to help remove dead skin cells and acne-causing bacteria while promoting cellular turnover. To inspire the best results and relaxation, we finish this treatment by applying a soothing masque to your face and neck.

6 Accutane

You’ve probably heard of Accutane as a treatment for acne. When other treatments fail, Dr. Vinas may suggest Accutane, which has a great track record for improving moderate to severe types of acne.

Derived from vitamin A, Accutane is taken twice a day as an oral pill. The American Academy of Dermatology states that it’s the only medication that works to improve all four causes of acne:

  • Inflammation
  • Clogged pores
  • An overabundance of Propionibacterium acnes
  • Excess oil production

Accutane does come with some side effects so talk to Dr. Vinas or your primary care physician to find out if it’s right for you.

7 Skin care

Clear skin starts at home. If you have acne but no skin care regimen, it’s time to start. Skin care looks different for everyone, but it should include:

  • Washing your face twice a day and after sweating
  • Avoiding harsh scrubs
  • Not picking or popping pimples
  • Staying hydrated
  • Seeking professional help for extraction
  • Using noncomedogenic products

If you don’t know where to start with skin care, we’d love to help. Contact us today.

8 Chemical peels

Want a way to improve acne and revitalize your skin? Chemical peels are one of the most popular treatments patients come into our office for.

With an acid solution applied to your face, chemical peels gently remove the top layer of your skin. Over the next 3-7 days, your skin will peel to reveal a smoother, new layer underneath. Chemical peels can give you a more radiant appearance by improving breakouts, hyperpigmentation, scarring, and more.

Ready to get the best skin of your life? Contact us to schedule an appointment.

Call your dermatologist or contact us to request an appointment if you notice any of these signs.
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